Flooding Threatens Missouri Farmers

Photo Courtesy of St.Louis Post Dispatch

Farmers in Southeast Missouri are watching the rising water — in the Mississippi River, in the bayou basin and in the labyrinth of ditches that drain their fields, as crops that recently have been planted or need to be seeded are at risk. When the river reaches its expected crest in the Cape Girardeau area Thursday, about 100,000 acres will be flooded, much of that farmland, according to the National Weather Service. The Mississippi will crest today in St. Louis with less flooding than expected.

Read more in the Southeast Missourian and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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